Whether it’s your friend telling you to pick up a pickleball paddle, professional pickleball on national TV, or driving by what looks like a tennis court packed with players, pickleball is on everyone’s radar! But what’s the dill with this new sport and where do you play? (Yeah, we said dill!) Once you’ve officially decided to join the craze and pick up the sport of pickleball, the first step is to find the right gear!
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Now that your pickleball bag is full, you need to find a spot to play! Finding a pickleball court may be more difficult than you originally thought, depending on your location. Don’t worry though - we’re here to help!
Everyone is brought to the court their first time a little differently. Because pickleball casts such a wide net, introductions to pickleball are different for everyone. As long as you are getting on a pickleball court though, that’s all that matters. If you aren’t one of the lucky ones, with ample court options in your neck of the woods, it can be tough to find places to play and players to enjoy the great game with. At JustPaddles, we hold true to our word, and we’re with you from Click to COURT. Now that you’ve done the clicking, let’s get you out on the court!
Below you can find a couple of different resources that can help you find a place to play, wherever you may be located.
Chicken N Pickle
Fried chicken, cold drinks, and pickleball courts. A deadly combination for almost anyone, but for someone looking to break into the world of pickleball, Chicken N Pickle is the place to be. A welcoming atmosphere filled with delicious food, great people, a family environment, and courts filled with judgment-free play! Everywhere you look, fun is being had and pickleball is being played. Unsure exactly how the rules work? Ask one of the attendants to freshen you up on the rules. Want a bite to eat and drink along with your game? We like to recommend the spicy chicken sandwich with a nice cold Boulevard beer! What’s the best part about Chicken N Pickle though? There are 7 locations across the United States and it continues to grow! Check out which one of their locations is closest to you Here! Chicken N Pickleball is a great spot to have your first taste of pickleball fun!
Wondering if pickleball is being played in your area? On vacation but would like to get some court time in? Pickleplay, a mobile app designed for and by the pickleball community, allows you to find players, courts, events, and information on pickleball clubs in your area. It even allows you to set your skill level! Find your pickleball court with Pickleplay and discover your pickleball community!
When in doubt, check out Facebook! From coast to coast you can find a pickleball group that will greet you with open arms! Facebook groups in your area are a great way to get involved with your local pickleball community and most groups offer updates on local courts, times for open pickleball play, connections to pickleball players, and potentially much more pickleball fun specific to your area
Still looking for places to play? USA Pickleball has you covered! Type in your address, zip code or state and you can find a court near you ready for play!
Do it Yourself
Love to DIY? With a few supplies, you can make your own pickleball court easily in your backyard! And if you’re not sure where to get started, we have the full pickleball paddle court breakdown for you at Breaking Down the Pickleball Court!
The pickleball community as a whole is welcoming and eager to show new players their love for the game. Whether it is a tennis court taped with pickleball lines, a park with a new pickleball court, or a neighbors driveway, the pickleball community is ready for a new member! Bring a paddle and a smile and any court will be lucky to have you.
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